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Porto, my favourite city in Portugal.

Porto, my favourite city in Portugal.

Portugal is the first European country I’ve ever visited and it certainly won’t be the last. With its rich heritage, spectacular architecture and cobbled streets, this small country (by European standards) charms you right from the get-go. As a Singaporean...
Viseu, so difficult to get to.

Viseu, so difficult to get to.

I happened to visit Viseu some time back for the purpose of running an errand. Little did I know that my journey that began at 7am in the morning would finally end at 11.30am in the afternoon. Oh. My. Word. Viseu is smack in the middle of the northern half of Portugal...
My love affair with Japan, almost 6 years on.

My love affair with Japan, almost 6 years on.

I was browsing through my catalog of photographs and stumbled upon my old photos from Japan. I’d taken two trips there in total. Once in December 2011 and another in March 2012, only a few months later. Visiting (and perhaps even living!) in Japan had been one...
LXFactory and true friends.

LXFactory and true friends.

There are times when you go through difficult situations in life and nobody quite understands. While there are people who have gone through the same thing that you have, you are unique and your perspective is different. So it was with me the past few months. I was...
Castelo Branco.

Castelo Branco.

As its name suggests, Castelo Branco is a quaint little town that’s pretty much stark white (branco means white in Portuguese). There were two main attractions we were interested in which prompted our little day trip. One was the famous Jardim do Paço and the...
Official business in Leiria.

Official business in Leiria.

I only ever go to Leiria for official business. So far I’ve been there once and yesterday, a second time. It’s a pretty but fairly quiet town and there is nothing much to see if you are interested in quaint shops and eateries. Or major shopping for that...